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Body Lift help in Los Angeles

Hey everyone... I just ordered new rims with 33x12.5's and a Summit 3" body lift for my 01 2WD. I had it all lined up at a local suspension shop for an install. I called to set up the exact time only to learn that they no longer want to install my body lift. Now I have tons of parts coming and am facing a DIY install alone. Can I install this in my driveway myself? It seems incredibly intimidating, but I've done quite a bit to my other car and just need a little confidence booster!

My girlfriend has offered to help me with whatever I need, but she weighs barely 100 pounds and i doubt she could lift the cab off of me if it fell. So is there anyone local who wants to help out? I'm right next to LAX for reference. Thanks
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You could definitely install the BL on your driveway if you have the time, but I would not try doing it alone. It would be best if you could find someone near you who has done one before so you have experience on your side, but that's just my opinion
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well i live just over in upland, what day do you plan to do this?
but ive never done a BL so the only help i would be in lifting heavy ****

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I live in Westchester, near LAX, right next to the beach... I've now read through the instructions 5 full times and feel more confident than before. I feel that I'm going to get half way through and hit a snag. I'll be too far to turn back, but won't be able to move forward. I can see the auto trader add now: 1/2 a ranger for sale, you choose which half you want
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no heavy lifting required. thats what a jack and a long piece of wood or two are for. to lift one side of the cab at a time. i'd help if you were closer.

but the directions are pretty self explanitory. can't really go wrong. definitely need another person though.
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Im down to help... im in Upland too.

What do you think Smakes? BL install at Cable?
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well hell weve done a drop, foglights,headliner,ohc,stang dome at cable, why not add another mod?
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ill bring the 40 block...
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can we do my OHC while we are at it haha
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done!

cable it is lol
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cable?
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can we do my OHC while we are at it haha
yeah! and we can do smakes headliner... should be fun
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cable airport nooblet. where all the mods go down

yea keith hes buying the OHC from me lol
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cable?
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maybe Ill wire up my old Hellas again. been putting that off forever
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lets freakin do it! haha thursday? saturday? next tuesday? pick one!
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MOD PARTY!

OP will be the main event lol
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ive got all the time in the world.. and since cable is a 5 min drive i can roll out of bed and be there in a snap haha

so lets seee

op ; BL
me : headliner
punisher : ohc

sounds fun....
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saturday work for you guys?
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yeah, but that kinda sucks for OP because that is easily a 1 hour drive...
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lol the OP isnt even online, we might want to consult him too

LAX isnt an hour, with decent traffic its 35-45 mins

but a short drive is worth the help of 3 other people i would think
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yeah i wouldnt want to attempt a BL on my own. its worth the $10 in gas to drive out.

its really weird a shop wouldnt want the business... oh well, I kinda wanted to do a BL anyway.
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yeah i was compensation for congestion already haha driving to LA is a *****... glad I only have to do it 4 times a week...

why the hell are we going to an airport??!?!?
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because keith has a brightly lit hangar to work in, and tools, and lowes hardware and del taco are conveietntly located 500 feet down the street lol
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Dude that is awesome!! i was thinking it would be in the parking lot or something retarded lol. I can do ^^^^^
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